Stories from Spain

“From exporting wise men to exporting Jihadists” – and back

22nd April 2018

Photo: Julia Weinzierler A big share of foreign fighters left from the Spanish enclave Ceuta on African soil – what made this place so vulnerable for radicalisation besides the recent decrease? One of the most famous descendents from Ceuta, a little Spanish enclave in the North of Africa, is Muhammad al Idrissi. The Muslim geographer, […]

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Being black could be an advantage in Melilla

16th April 2018

The Maghrebi think they are discriminated upon in relation to the rest of the migrants. Photo: Javi West Once they are in the exclaves, it takes just three or four months for Sub-Saharan migrants to get to the mainland while the Maghrebi have to wait for one and a half years. Nineteen year old Abdurrahim […]

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Euroviews investigates: Are there still any migrants on Mount Gourougou?

16th April 2018

From the highest point of Mount Gourougou, it is easy to spot the destination many migrants in recent years have tried to reach: the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Reporter Javi West (photo) went to the mountain in hope to meet one of the migrants. Photo: Jesper Gynther Euroviews went to Mount Gourougou to see if […]

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Comics Against Radicalisation

15th April 2018

Mariam Mohamed, coordinator of the Cultural Centre Al Idrissi in Ceuta, showing the comic students made after a role-play in one of the educational programmes to prevent radicalisation. Photo: Julia Weinzierler Comics made by young students are a new tool in the little Spanish enclave Ceuta in the north of Africa in the fight against […]

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In Islam, wearing a hijab is a choice. But in Spain, this choice comes at a price

15th April 2018

Photo: dcangelito Flickr Wearing a hijab is not a matter of religion, but of culture, despite what Western media might have us believe. Kamel Mekhelef, President of the Muslim Association of Córdoba, says that some females in Spain choose to cover their hair, and some choose not to. However, those who do wear headscarves seem […]

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Unemployment in Spain spreading pessimism throughout its youth

12th April 2018

Spain’s youth unemployment rate currently sits around 37%, meaning that more than one third of people under 25 are without a job. “We are suffering but people don’t see it” says Susana Deschamps before taking a deep breath. She punches her palm as she talks, and looks up at the ceiling shaking her head as […]

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The future of Gibraltar is on the line

11th April 2018

While it is still uncertain what affect Brexit will have on the border between the British territory of Gibraltar and Spain, 8,000 commuters continue to cross the border each day to work in the British territory. Photo: Jesper Gynther Euroviews has talked with two Spaniards and a Gibraltarian – who all work in Gibraltar and […]

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